Registration - Write on the Sound

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$285 - Friday Full Day / Saturday & Sunday (Mary Buckham "Power Up Your Writing" is sold out. Call the office during regular business hours to be placed on a Wait List, 425-771-0228)
$223 - Friday Full Day / Saturday OR Sunday
$235 - Friday Half Day / Saturday & Sunday
$173 - Friday Half Day / Saturday OR Sunday

$155 - Saturday and Sunday

$130 - Friday Full Day
$80 - Friday Half Day
$93 - Saturday OR Sunday 

$40 Manuscript Critique Appointments - A limited number of one-on-one manuscript critique appointments are available. Fiction/Nonfiction with Jessica Barksdale Inclán and Poetry with Elizabeth Austen. Critique guidelines are available on the Manuscript Critique Appointment page.

$15 Writing Contest (per entry) - Open only to conference attendees. This year’s theme: “Shadows.” Contest rules are available on the Writing Contest page.

$16 Box Lunch - The Frances Anderson Center is easy walking distance to many restaurants, cafés and bistros, as well as the Saturday Farmer's Market. However, if you wish to stay on campus, a selection of four box lunch options are available when you register. 


  • A $10 processing fee will be charged on all refunds prior to August 31
  • No refunds on registrations after August 31
  • No refunds on box lunches, contest entries or manuscript fees


  • Plan to register early. Sessions fill up quickly. Typically, the conference sells out a few weeks after registration opens. 
  • Attendees are required to select sessions at the time of registration. Please review the Conference Schedule on the website before you begin registration.
  • Register for the conference before booking travel and accommodations. Information how to get to Edmonds and where to stay is available on the Travel and Accommodations page.
  • Wait lists for conference registration and manuscript critique appointments are available on a first come, first served basis after appointments are full and the conference has sold out. We do not offer wait lists for individual sessions. Call 425-771-0228 during regular business hours (PDT) for information or to be placed on a wait list.

 Write on the Sound is a program of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission

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Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds WA

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Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St. | Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)

Write on the Sound is a program of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission with funding support by community sponsors.

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